Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Topic: Water

One million in southern Gaza “trapped without clean water or sanitation,” says WFP

Carl Skau, deputy executive director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), said a “public health and protection disaster” is unfolding in southern Gaza where one million displaced people are trapped amid a “shocking” level of “destruction.”

Water scarcity in Delhi: Supreme Court questions Delhi, Haryana governments

Delhi is facing a severe water crisis, with the Supreme Court stepping in to demand explanations and action from the government.

Gaza City now ‘living in a state of extreme thirst’

Gaza’s Government Media Office said all of the city’s water wells had stopped functioning two weeks ago.

UNICEF: 190 million children across Africa face high risk from water-related crises

UNICEF has recently conducted an analysis revealing that about 190 million children residing in ten African nations face the most significant danger due to a combination of three water-related risks: lack of sufficient access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); water-borne illnesses, and climate-related hazards.

3 in 10 people worldwide could not wash their hands with water at home during pandemic: Report

Latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that three in 10 people worldwide could not wash their hands with soap and water at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Desertification and drought destabilizing well-being of 3.2 billion people: UN chief

Land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure “undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people”, the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.